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  1. maverick9211

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    Hello Guys,

    I have bought the new HTC desire unlocked rooted phone from ebay. It has Android Version 2.1 ( I checked Settings-> About Phone )

    Firmware version 2.1-Update 1

    Build Number 1.29.661.1 CL198499 release keys

    Software Number 1.29.661.1

    How can I update to Froyo?

    When I go Settings-> About Phone->system updates->Check Now

    It show "A System upgrade is available" Should I upgrade it or is there any other way to upgrade it for Unlocked phones

    I have Superuser permission application , does that mean its rooted?

    Description According to Seller:

    Model: A182
    CPU Speed: 1 GHz
    Platform: Android with HTC Sense
    Memory: 512 MB ROM and 576 MB RAM
    Size and Weight: 119 x 60 x 11.9 mm, 135 gramms
    Display: 3.7" Touch Screen
    Network: UMTS/HSPA 850/1900 MHz GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
    GPS: Internal GPS antenna
    Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.1 Wi-Fi IEEE 801.11 b/g, 3.5mm stereo audio jack, Micro-USB
    Camera 5MP with autofocus, flash and video capture
    Expansion Slot microSD Card

    Please advice what should I do?

    Thanks
     

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    the system upgrade will be it an OTA upgrade... click it, download it and install it
     
  3. MikeC1408

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    Do Not Download this.

    You say you have a rooted phone (SuperUser does indeed indicate this), once rooted you shouldn't try and download and install OTA Upgrades

    Do a little search on here first and then decide which advice to follow ;)

    I hope he doesn't mind me copying this (It will only save him helping you if you do install the OTA :D) below is a section of SURoot's Guide. Even though your phone is root I suggest you find a post by him then read the guide in his signature.


     
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    Flash a custom rom thats your best bet.
     
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    I bought it from ebay so i don't know which method was used for rooting and which custom Rom has been installed

    I have read SUroot's rooting guide


    http://androidforums.com/desire-all-things-root/221212-faq-rooting-updated-24-02-11-a.html

    I have rooted phone ( It has superuser permission appication ) and when I entered to Hboot and then Recovery and it has Clockworkmod Recovery method

    Does that mean UnrEvoked method was used for rooting?

    Please find information when I eneted Hboot(turn on the phone with the back button held down. Release the back button after about 1 second. The version information will be displayed at the top of the screen next to the word HBOOT, ) below:


    Bravo PVT3 Ship S-On
    HBoot 0.83.0001
    MicroP-051d
    Touch Panel-SYNT0101
    Radio-4.08.00.09


    Q1)I want to install Android 2.2 ( Custom Rom 2.2), Which Custom ROM is best for Android 2.2

    Q2)I don't need Gold card as I already have rooted phone?

    Q3) What is the difference betweeen Sense ROM and Custom Rom

    Is it Sense Rom developed by HTC and custom are developed by open source developers

    In the SUroot's Rooting Thread, there is section "How do I flash a custom Rom", Step 2 : do all your backups

    When I do backup using clockwordmod recovery, will get backup of custom ROM currently installed

    Q4)If I am not able to install custom ROM, can I restore my phone with previous ROM

    q5) How can I check which Rom is installed?

    Q6) Nandroid will back up previous ROM?

    Sorry for lots of question...I just want to make sure that I do right thing before doing something with my phone
     
  6. SUroot

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    Would expect so.

    Do you want HTC sense? Leedroid, Teppic74's rooted stock, aurax t sense, insertcoin (last one is from Desire HD its nce)


    Yes, for recovery purposes. Your phone may have been branded.

    Custom roms can be both sense based roms or aosp (android open source project). As opposed to stock roms which are unrooted and all htc sense based


    So long as you did a nandroid backup

    settings>About phone


    It will backup any rom that is currently installed and can restore any previous rom so long as you backed it up and still have that backup;
     
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    Yes I want HTC sense. Which one you will recommend for Android 2.2
    I am using pre paid service ( Pay as you go Rogers) How can we check whether its branded or not

    I can recover using Clockword recovery method ( Hboot->Recovery->ClockWorkmod receovery method)

    Here is what I see after settings->My phone

    Please find the Software Info below:-
    Firmware version 2.1-Update 1
    Baseband Version 32.41.00.32u_4.08.00.09
    Kernel Version 2.6.29-e5576724 htc-kernel@18-2#1
    Build Number 1.29.661.1 CL198499 release keys
    Software number 1.29.661.1
    Browser Version Webkit 3.1

    How can I know which custom ROM it has?

    In this thread http://androidforums.com/desire-all-things-root/176110-nandroid-backup.html

    You have mentioned Nandroid is a backup OF the 512 internal memory. Including the system and data partition. It therefore would not fit on it.

    I have internal memory 512 MB ( check description in #post 1) ...Should I do it?

    I talked to my seller he said that It's a one click system update that takes 2 mins to update to Froyo 2.2 but above you guys mentioned not to do the updates

    What should i do?
     
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    Its a back up of the internal memory which is stored on the SD card, not in the internal memory.

    Please ignore the seller and the first reply and don't install.

    Sorry can't recommended a custom rom as I rooted to get rid of sense and have use AOSP based Rome.
     
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    Thanks Mike...I want to know what is installed in my phone which android version and ROM

    If I am installing any other back up application, it may create conflict!

    looking forward help from experts before I do anything with my phone
     
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    I think its branded to TELUS.
     
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